Question:Is it possible for any “electrically challenged” novice to make a solar panel at home?
Answer: Yes, all by herself.
Converting solar energy to electricity via photovoltaic cells is one of the most exciting and practical scientific discoveries of the last several hundred years. The use of solar power is far less damaging to the environment than burning fossil fuels to generate power.
In comparison to other renewable energy resources such as hydro power, wind, and geothermal, solar has unmatched portability and thus flexibility. The sun shines everywhere. If it doesn’t, the backup plan is there today. Has anyone told you about that? These characteristics make solar power a key energy source as we move away from our fossil fuel dependency, and toward more sustainable and clean ways to meet our energy needs.
The sun is a powerful energy resource. Although very little of the billions of megawatts per second generated by the sun reaches our tiny Earth, there is more than enough to be unlimited in potential for terrestrial power production. The sunlight that powers solar cells travels through space at 186,282 miles per hour to reach the earth 8.4 minutes after leaving the surface of the sun. About 1,368 W/M 2 is released at the top of the earth’s atmosphere.
Although the solar energy that reaches the Earth’s surface is reduced due to water vapor, ozone layer absorption and scattering by air molecules, there is still plenty of power for us to collect. Harvesting photons for use in homes, factories, offices, vehicles and personal electronics has become practical, and economical, and will continue to increase in its importance in the energy supply equation
In my opinion, the most exciting aspect of solar power generation is that it creates opportunities for you to be involved in the production of power. Even if it is only in a small way, you can have some control of where your energy comes from.
These days you get easy and reliable DIY (Do-it-Yourself) guides to generate solar panels and magnetic generators at home.You can immediately bring your electricity bill down by at least 30% in the first month itself. Thereafter, the saving goes higher and higher. It’s as simple as any Do-it-Yourself task that you have known. Thankfully, these days you get many step by step guides to do that.
Do yourself a favor. You can’t read all the information available on the internet. One good option is to start by comparing what is easiest and most effective solution for you to save on your bills. Every month, I do a comparative study of simple and effective ways to generate free electricity here.